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ACP: Non-Drug Tx Preferred for Low Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Try exercise, mindfulness, acupuncture or yoga before NSAIDs (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 13, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Bad back? Use yoga, acupuncture and heat packs NOT drugs
BACK pain should be treated with hot or cold compression packs, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi and spinal manipulation and with drugs only as a last resort, new guidelines said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to help treat men with erectile dysfunction and fertility issues
(Natural News) Today, infertility is threatening the peace and joy in many homes. No matter how hard they try, about 12 percent of American women aged between 15 and 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When it comes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Underway In Boston To Help Dogs Live Longer
BOSTON (CBS) – With a bounce in her step and a healthy wag in her tail, only the white on her face begins to betray her age. “She’s a typical golden retriever, a real pleaser, happy to hear your voice, wants to be around all the time,” an instant smile comes to Beth McGoldrick’s face when she talks about her dog, Layla, who just turned 12. “She’s really been a fantastic dog. It was heartbreaking to see her go lame.” That was when Layla was just 6 years old. Beth did everything she could to get her faithful companion back on her feet. For Layla that now means routine acupunctu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall MSPCA-Angell Rapamycin Source Type: news

NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain
No simple analgesics provide clinically important effects over placebo for spinal pain Related items fromOnMedica NSAIDs and COX 2s linked to heart failure admission No role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritis Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Liver transplant for paracetamol overdose rates vary widely across Europe Pregnancy paracetamol warning (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Acupuncture treatment modulates the corticostriatal reward circuitry in major depressive disorder" [J. Psychiatr. Res. 84 (2017) 18-26] - Wang Z, Wang X, Liu J, Chen J, Liu X, Nie G, Jorgenson K, Sohn KC, Huang R, Liu M, Liu B, Kong J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Rejuvenation Secret for Elevating Energy, Creativity & Well-being
Our culture is so accustomed to staying busy and feeling productive that we sometimes forget the importance of simply being without a goal or end result in mind--or worse, we confuse being with being lazy. As you settle in for the winter, give yourself permission to rest and relax. When you don't give yourself the time and space to slow down and literally hibernate, it can be challenging to access optimal levels of energy and creativity.  Professional athletes know this well. They consistently schedule rest days so they do not overtrain. Otherwise they set themselves up for injury or burnout, or they simply can't per...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction: Could acupuncture be non-invasive CURE to make men last longer?
ACUPUNCTURE could help men stave off erectile dysfunction and last longer in the bedroom, university experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could acupuncture cure erectile dysfunction?
Experts at the University of Sheffield found various alternative treatments - including acupuncture and a Korean topical cream - have significant desirable effects for men with sexual dysfunction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression
Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
(University of York) Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Comment on: A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture - Sodhi PK, Takkar B, Sodhi JP, Sodhi N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study finds acupuncture to be more effective in treating pain than morphine
(NaturalNews) Acupuncture is an age-old traditional Chinese practice in which practitioners stimulate specific trigger points on the body by inserting thin needles through the skin. In Asia, acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat back, knee, and neck pain, osteoarthritis, headaches, and many other medical conditions. Today researchers are slowly unraveling what benefits acupuncture can have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture may alleviate colic in infants, study suggests
Acupuncture given by nurses may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic – defined as those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week – a Swedish study has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Can colic really be cured by acupuncture?
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial aimed to compare two types of acupuncture treatment with usual care in infants with colic. This trial has a number of strengths and limitations. It was well designed, and the researchers increased its validity by using a robust study protocol. Assessors were also blinded to treatment group. However, the researchers did not analyse enough infants to be able to reliably detect a meaningful difference between the two different types of acupuncture, and therefore had to pool the groups. As such, the study only looks at acupuncture in general and cannot provide information on a par...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Excessive crying
The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can be done to tackle excessive crying?
The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants
A new, randomized controlled trial suggests that acupuncture may help to alleviate babies' excessive crying, also known as infantile colic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
Title: For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a TryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Acupuncture may help babies with colic, researchers say
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News For beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers have a novel suggestion -- acupuncture. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Cuts Crying in Colicky Infants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced crying time, number of infants meeting colic criteria after tx (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - January 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Colicky Baby? You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic)
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week -- reveals research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic), study suggests
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week, new research suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Will colicky babies benefit from acupuncture?
(Reuters Health) - Colicky babies may cry less after treatment with a scaled-back version of acupuncture, according to a new study - but the results are controversial. Not everyone is convinced the needle therapy is beneficial for babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could ACUPUNCTURE reduce the amount of time colicky babies spend crying?
ACUPUNCTURE may reduce the amount of time colicky babies spend crying, a small study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colic study stirs debate on acupuncture
Newborn won't stop crying? A new study suggests that acupuncture might help reduce infantile colic, but experts urge caution. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Acupucture Help Colicky Infants? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Acupuncture might help infants with colic recover faster than usual care, suggests a small study in Acupuncture in Medicine.Swedish researchers enrolled … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture might relieve babies ’ colic
But first parents should record for how long babies cry, and try eliminating cow ’s milk Related items fromOnMedica Giving babies eggs and peanuts early cuts allergy risk Babies who eat rice have higher urinary arsenic levels Probiotics in newborns might lower diabetes risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- For beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers have a novel suggestion -- acupuncture. After two weeks of treatment, about two-thirds of babies given acupuncture no longer had colic compared... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic)
(BMJ) Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week -- reveals research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from Integrative Medicine Expert
Dr. Ka-Kit Hui is no expert on mesothelioma cancer, but he helps mesothelioma patients live longer and better lives every day. Committed to teaching the benefits of integrative medicine, Hui’s vision blends the best of traditional Chinese and conventional Western medicines, skillfully bridging the gap between the two. He launched the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine in 1993 — one of the first integrative medicine centers in the U.S. — leading it to national prominence. Clinically proven to improve health and healing, its programs often increase survival time. “Our hope is to do things that impro...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 12, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: doctor ka-kit hui at ucla east west medicine integrative medicine for mesothelioma international symposium on malignant mesothelioma mesothelioma research Source Type: news

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 12 -- The Secret to a New Years Resolution
"Here's to a happy and healthy New Year!" Before my diagnosis, I remember thinking how empty those words sounded to me. Of course I was going to have a healthy year- I'm young, I'm in good shape, I don't have any serious vices, my diet is decent and I even make it to the gym every now and then. Thanks for the sentiment but I'm holding out for a ridiculously magical year, my health is just fine. Nine years later, as a Chronic Pain patient, this polite gesture takes on a whole new meaning. I know it's said with with good intent but my well-wishers have no idea just how much work it takes to have a healthy day, le...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake Medical Journals Are Spreading, And They Are Filled With Bad Science
Academic publishers have created multiple fake medical journals dedicated to acupuncture and other forms of pseudoscience. Superficially, these journals look just like real journals, but the contents are based on fantastical notions of biology that are no different from magic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Atopic Dermatitis Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Atopic Dermatitis
Many patients seek alternative treatments for atopic dermatitis, from acupuncture to various supplements. Which, if any, have sufficient evidence to recommend?American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

6 Things You Can do to Improve Your Health & Wellbeing in 2017
With the new year just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what your resolutions will be. Health and wellbeing are two of the top items that graze the lists of people trying to make big changes in their lives once the new year hits. In fact, health and wellbeing are vital to a great life and something that everyone should try and improve. If you are ready to make some changes in 2017 to improve the quality of your life through wellbeing and health, here are some of the top things you can do. Pimp Your Bed Health and wellbeing start with your sleep. With so much of our time spent with eyes closed, takin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care
The nation's crisis in pain treatment and need to reduce opioid dependence has lifted a powerful chorus of voices to change insurance practices. The American Medical Association is among the organizations urging payers to cover non-pharmacological approaches. Many specifically extend this call to integrative treatments. The statements were discovered by representatives of the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) and the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) among comments submitted to the USA Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC had a public comment period prior to its March 2016 issuance of its Guidelines ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comments regarding "A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture" - Lu H, Zhang B, Liu H, Zhang C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Modern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchises expected by 2020
Modern Acupuncture will open its first store in Scottsdale in January 2017, with more than 150 franchise locations expected to open by 2020. Scottsdale-based ACU Development LLC, the franchisor for Modern Acupuncture, has awarded regional developer licenses in Arizona and Las Vegas for the development of 25 locations. The goal is to deliver natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture in a retreat-like setting. Regional develop er license awards are pending in four more states, said Matt… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Modern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchises expected by 2020
Modern Acupuncture will open its first store in Scottsdale in January 2017, with more than 150 franchise locations expected to open by 2020. Scottsdale-based ACU Development LLC, the franchisor for Modern Acupuncture, has awarded regional developer licenses in Arizona and Las Vegas for the development of 25 locations. The goal is to deliver natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture in a retreat-like setting. Regional develop er license awards are pending in four more states, said Matt… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Needling the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy Needling the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy
Pilot study suggests acupuncture gets somewhere other therapies have not in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work.  No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti.  You know, this lady:  She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saying Nighty-Night to Breast Cancer Sleep Disturbance Saying Nighty-Night to Breast Cancer Sleep Disturbance
Acupuncture improved sleep better than did gabapentin in breast cancer survivors with hot flashes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improved mastectomy recovery in Abbott Northwestern Hospital study
(Allina Health) Study showed that inpatient acupuncture is feasible, significantly reduced patients' pain, nausea and anxiety and improved their ability to cope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

6 Science-Backed Tips For Falling Back Asleep That Actually Work
There’s nothing worse than being wide awake at 4 a.m., staring at the ceiling and willing yourself back to dreamland. Middle-of-the-night wake-ups can happen for many reasons, making it hard and frustrating to combat in the moment. How about we break the cycle tonight? We’ve partnered with Sleep Number to bring you six scientifically proven tips and tricks that will have you back to sleep in no time. 1. Try Acupressure Acupressure is an ancient therapy that involves finger placement and pressure over specific points on the body. These points follow the same channels, called meridians, used in acupuncture. Putti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30 percent to 40 percent of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative Health and Medicine
At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history? And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate strands have knit together into a whole that was unimagined at the outset? Do the lineages of each become the shared ancestry of what is emerging? These are the opening lines of what is effectively the first written "history" of the movement for integrative health and medicine. I put "history" in quotation marks because what is presented in "Rise," the 68-page e-book freely available via FON Consulting - through an investment from XYMOGEN - is a s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympic rower Katherine Grainger takes our health quiz
The international champion reveals how she won the Olympic qualification race with an exploded disc in her lower back, and avoided surgery by using acupuncture and other therapies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture activates natural opioids
(NaturalNews) People have known for centuries that acupuncture helps with a number of conditions, including high blood pressure and pain, and now advances in modern science can help explain exactly why this ancient Chinese treatment is so effective.According to research carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do I Have Knee Pain?
Are your knees bothering you? That pain and soreness needs some TLC. Get tips, from acupuncture to shoe shopping. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news